Monday, February 29, 2016
Celebration of Fine Art....encore
You might remember this artist because I've featured him before. I was happy to see him again at this year's event. He is always so cheerful and full of information about his art. His name is Gedion Nyanhongo and I told you about him in this post from a few years ago.
I loved this piece that he created to celebrate to hard work of women. The stone has been textured to form her dress and then polished to show her face and skin.
Gedion pointed out how he polished the stone in the back of the sculpture to form her feet. I love it. He told me that he lets a piece of stone speak to him and tell him what form it should take. You can see more of his work here .
This last shot is just a peek into an artist's studio at the event. Many of the artists have set up little spaces where they are working on pieces. I loved peeking into this area and seeing all the paint brushes and other tools of the trade.